Khaled Al Qubaisi will be partnered by two new team-mates

Al Qubaisi: “The most crucial thing will be to know how to extract the best performance out of the car”


Via Abu Dhabi Racing/Rami Jou­di
Pho­to Abu Dhabi Rac­ing

 UAE, Abu Dhabi – March 22, 2016: Abu Dhabi-Pro­ton Rac­ing are look­ing for­ward to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s (WEC) offi­cial pre-sea­son test, The Pro­logue, which will be held from March 25–26 at Cir­cuit Paul Ricard at Le Castel­let in the south of France.

The Pro­logue will be the first oppor­tu­ni­ty for com­peti­tors, media and fans through­out the world to see 2016’s WEC teams on track all togeth­er.

Of the 32 full sea­son entries for the 2016 WEC, 29 will be present at Cir­cuit Paul Ricard for the five ses­sions of test­ing planned over two days, includ­ing a night ses­sion on Fri­day, March 25.




Team leader Khaled Al Qubaisi is eager to return to WEC rac­ing behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 RSR and this sea­son will be part­nered by two new dri­vers — Heine­meier Hans­son of Den­mark and Amer­i­can Patrick Long.

Apart from the new team-mates, Abu Dhabi-Pro­ton Rac­ing also have a new engi­neer and a new tire com­pound devel­oped specif­i­cal­ly for Porsche by Miche­lin last year.

Al Qubaisi said: “For the pre-sea­son test it will be good to get the feel­ing of the car back after more than four months since our last race which was in Bahrain. It will also be good to get to know the new team as we have a dif­fer­ent line up and also a dif­fer­ent engi­neer.”

The most cru­cial thing will be to know how to extract the best per­for­mance out of the car with the new tire com­pound which was devel­oped specif­i­cal­ly for Porsche by Miche­lin last year. This should be a major improve­ment if we can make it work and under­stand it well as dri­vers and be able to find the best set up for the dif­fer­ent tracks.”


2016 FIA WEC Cal­en­dar:

1/ 6 Hours of Sil­ver­stone 17/04/2016

2/ WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Fran­cor­champs 07/05/2016

3/ 24 Hours of Le Mans 18/06/2016

4/ 6 Hours of Nür­bur­gring 24/07/2016

5/ 6 Hours of Mex­i­co 03/09/2016

6/ 6 Hours of Cir­cuit of The Amer­i­c­as 17/09/2016

7/ 6 Hours of Fuji 16/10/2016

8/ 6 Hours of Shang­hai 06/11/2016

9/ 6 Hours of Bahrain 19/11/2016



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